EANS 2015








Madrid October 18 - 21, 2015


Juan Antonio Barcia, Spain
Meeting Chairman


Jesus Lafuente, Spain
Meeting Co-Chairman



It is our pleasure to welcome you to Madrid for EANS 2015, the annual meeting of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies. We have both been closely involved in EANS activities for several years, and are now delighted to have the opportunity to host this fast growing event in Spain.

We are confident that Madrid’s vibrant atmosphere, along with our chosen meeting topic, Technical Advances in Neurosurgery, and the acknowledged experts whom we have invited to discuss these advances, will ensure a memorable scientific and social programme.


EANS 2015 Organising Committee


Heads of Organising Committee

Jesus Lafuente – Skull Base, Spine
Juan A. Barcia – Oncology, Functional

Organizing Committee Members

Juan A. Barcia – Oncology, Functional
Pepe Hinojosa – Pediatrics, Hydrocephalus, Head Injury
Jesus Lafuente – Skull Base, Spine
Luis Ley – Oncology, Vascular
Francisco González Llanos – Skull Base, Vascular
Avelino Parajón – Vascular, Spine
Rosario González Rodrigálvarez – Spine,
Hydrocephalus, Head Injury, Pediatrics
Kita Sallabanda – Radiosurgery
Cristina Torres – Functional
Rebeca Pérez-Alfayate, Secretary

About EANS

The primary advocate for neurosurgery, neurosurgeons and their patients in Europe and beyond


The European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) is a fast-developing independent association, both of European neurosurgical societies and of individual neurosurgeons from all over the world.

Our objective is to enable our members to enhance the care they deliver to their patients by facilitating the exchange of scientific information at the highest level. In pursuit of this goal, we arrange a wide range of meetings, symposia and educational courses. A growing number of fellowship and observership opportunities are also available to our members, along with a comprehensive online library of neurosurgical material via the EANS Academy.

EANS Office Holders

The strategic direction of the EANS is determined largely by its Board of officers. This body is elected every two years and consists of full time practising neurosurgeons who take on their unpaid roles for the benefit of European neurosurgery. The current board consists of:

EANS President: Vladimir Benes (CZ)
EANS Secretary and President Elect: Andre Grotenhuis (NL)
EANS Past President: Johannes Schramm (DE)
EANS Treasurer: Andras Buki (HU)
EANS Training Committee Chair: Nejat Akalan (TR)
EANS Vice President: Toomas Asser (EE)
EANS Vice President: Jannick Brennum (DK)
EANS Vice President: Shlomi Constantini (IL)
EANS Vice President: Domenico D'Avella (IT)
EANS Vice President: Peter Hutchinson (UK)
President of the UEMS Section of Neurosurgery: Johannes van Loon (BE)
Editor in Chief of Acta Neurochirurgica: Tiit Mathiesen (SE)
Chair of the Section of Radiosurgery: Andras Kemeny (HU)
Chair of the Section for Trauma and Critical Care: Andrew Maas (BE)
Chair of the Section of Spinal Neurosurgery: Bernhard Meyer (DE)
Chair of the Section of Functional Neurosurgery: Massimo Scerrati (IT)
Chair of the Section of Neuro-oncology: Zvi Ram (IL)
Chair of the Section of Vascular Neurosurgery: Peter Vajkoczy (DE)
Chair of the Research Committee: Juan Barcia (ES)
Chair of the International Relations Committee: Henry Marsh (UK)
Chair of the Individual Membership Committee: Karl Schaller (CH)
Chair of the Postgraduate Education Committee (PGEC): Panagiotis Selviaridis (GR)
Joint Residency Advisory and Accreditation Committee (JRAAC) - Chair: Prof. Jannick Brennum (DK)
Joint EANS/UEMS Examination Committee - Chair: Mr. Peter Whitfield (UK)

General Information


October 18-21, 2015


Hotel Meliã Castilla , Madrid


The official language of the meeting is English.
All abstract submissions and presentations must be submitted in English.


Meeting Secretariat

AIM Group International, Vienna Office
Mariannengasse 32 | 1090 Vienna
Phone +43 (0)1 402 77 55-0

eMail S&E
eMail Housing

EANS Office

Executive Director: Susie Hide

Administration Manager: Petra Koubova

Events Co-ordinator: Visi Navarro

Marketing & Media Co-ordinator: Amy Pinchbeck-Smith

Membership Secretary: Lucinda Foster

The city of Madrid


The Spanish capital is in the centre of the Iberian peninsula. It is the third largest city in the European Union and is connected by air to the main European and American cities. Approximately 1500 incoming flights land at Barajas Airport each day. The airport is located 15 minutes from the city centre and its two main train stations.

Public transport

Buses and metro run regularly and are highly reliable. Madrid's underground system is in fact one of the longest in the world. There is also a large taxi fleet, whose prices are also very reasonable. The journey from Barajas airport to the city centre comes to around 25 euros.


Madrid has a moderate continental climate. In winter, the temperatures range between 2 and 12 degrees centigrade and between 25 and 30 degrees centigrade in summer. The breeze that blows down from the Guadarrama mountain range through the plateau is responsible for Madrid's almost permanent blue skies. Average temperature during the congress month of October is 15 degrees centigrade with an average of 4 hours sunshine each day and only negligible rainfall.

The Venue

Hotel Meliã Castilla, Capitán Haya 43 | 28020 Madrid | SPAIN

The Hotel Meliã Castilla is located 15 minutes from Barajas airport and near Chamartín train station. It provides guests with quick and easy access to public transport or a walk to the city’s major attractions, cultural centres and shopping and business areas.

More than 7,000 sqm of meeting space complemented by 915 rooms makes the Meliã Castilla one of the largest hotels in Europe. It offers 32 multifunctional meeting rooms with different dimensions and capacities.

Other features include:

  • All facilities have a modern and stylish decoration
  • Reserved space for coaches next to the main door of the hotel
  • Modern fire control system and integrated security cameras
  • Air conditioning and central heating
  • Free WiFi


Registration is closed and will re-open on-site

EANS Member
  • Early € 460
  • Late € 500
  • On-site € 520
EANS Non-Member
  • Early € 510
  • Late € 550
  • On-site € 580
Doctor in Training
/ Nurse / STUDENTS
  • Early € 200
  • Late € 260
  • On-site € 280
  • Early € 460
  • Late € 460
  • On-site € 460
  • Early € 170
  • Late € 170
  • On-site € 170


For Doctors in Training, Nurses and Students, a proof of the respective Hospital or University is required (e.g. student card, approved residency status confirmation).
This needs to be sent to eans2015@aimgroup.eu



AIM Group is the official PCO and as such solely responsible for accommodation for the EANS 2015 Annual Meeting.

Book your room

The Hotel Meliã Castilla is located 15 minutes from Barajas airport and near Chamartín train station. It provides guests with quick and easy access to public transport or a walk to the city’s major attractions, cultural centres and shopping and business areas.

For group bookings (more than 10 persons), please contact the Organisers‘ Office by clicking here:

Group bookings

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Book your flight

Benefit from our special congress flight rate.

Iberia flight rate


Public transport

Benefit from our special
public transportation rates
and sightseeing discounts.






Meet the Experts Seminars at the EANS 2015 Annual Meeting


Meet the experts seminars

Your exclusive chance for discussion
with the experts

In each of our Meet the Experts sessions three internationally renowned experts will present and discuss clinical cases with a small interactive audience - a fantastic opportunity to learn first hand from master surgeons.

ONLY 8 places are available for each session, and these will be allocated on a first come first served basis. So seize this unique chance and take home a wealth of specialist knowledge which will directly enhance your patient care. Register now for the EANS 2015 Annual Meeting and choose your preferred Seminar.





No additional fee payable!

  • Breakfast Seminar on MISS October 19, 2015 08:00 – 09:00 Daniel Refai
    Bernhard Meyer
    Avelino Parajón
  • Lunch Seminar on Skull Base October 19, 2015 13:55 – 14:55 Jorge Mura
    André Grotenhuis
    Juan Antonio Simal
  • Evening Seminar on Neurotrauma October 19, 2015 19:00 – 20:00 Peter Hutchinson
    Andrew Maas
    Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa
  • Morning Seminar on AVMs October 20, 2015 08:00 – 09:00 Peter Vajkoczy
    Luis Ley
    Michael Lawton
  • Lunch Seminar on Aneurysms October 20, 2015 13:55 – 14:55 René Chapot
    Francisco González-Llanos
    Rokuya Tanikawa
  • Evening Seminar on Acoustic Neuromas October 20, 2015 19:00 – 20:00 Jose Angel Gutierrez Diaz
    Amir Samii
    Jean Regis




Pre-congress courses


A number of pre-congress courses are available.

Please note, that these courses are not included in the registration fee for the EANS 2015 Annual Meeting and will not take place at the Meeting venue.
















Abstract submission closed on May 31, 2015

The abstract submission is closed since May 31, 2015 and we are delighted to announce that we are absolutely thrilled by the large number of abstracts that have been submitted for the EANS 2015 Annual Meeting.

Abstract presenters need to register
for the Meeting

The acceptance of abstracts has been sent out to all abstract submitters.

Oral abstract presenters need to register by August 16, 2015. Poster presenters need to register by September 27, 2015.

Registering after these deadlines will affect the inclusion of your abstract. Also e-Posters of abstract submitters who have not registered for the Meeting will not be presented.


Abstract Submission    CLOSED

Abstract Topics

Networking Events

Get in touch and build or strengthen relationships with people of your profession by joining us at the two networking events at the EANS 2015 Annual Meeting


Networking Events
Networking Events
Networking Events


Welcome Reception

Following the Opening Ceremony on Sunday evening, there will be a Welcome Reception to which all delegates are cordially invited. Participation is included in the registration fee; it’s an opportunity to enjoy delicious Spanish food and wine in the company of invited faculty and fellow delegates.

Networking Dinner

This event, which will be attended by the Meeting Speakers, the Scientific Committee and the EANS Board, is the perfect occasion for exchange and to explore your field of work.

Should you wish to take part in this great event, you can register by indicating your interest when registering online for EANS 2015 Annual Meeting. For further general information regarding registration please go to Accommodation & Registration on this website.

Subsidised ticket price: €80 (standard fee) / €60 (reduced fee)


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